Saturday, July 28, 2012
Those Damned Dogs!
This weekend's Lair of the Beasts column from me at Mania.com focuses on one of Britain's oldest and most legendary of all strange creatures: the glowing-eyed black dog.
I start out like this:
"For centuries, the ghostly Black Dog, or Devil Dog, has been an integral part of British folklore and mythology, as well as the world of monster-hunting. Generally described as being much larger than any normal hound, its coat is utterly black, its eyes blaze like fiery, red-hot coals, and its appearance and presence is often perceived as an ominous portent of disaster, tragedy, and death. In other words, the Black Dog of Britain is the grim reaper in animal form."
And here's the complete post.